Dior Sauvage Parfum review: I CHANGED My Mind
Dior Sauvage Parfum is a cologne for men launched in 2019. As the 3rd release in the Sauvage range, the Parfum is often overlooked in favour of others. Admittedly, I too fell into this trap and never gave it a chance. However, the Parfum has grown on me and now I rate it much higher than before. Let me explain why I changed my mind.
Dior Sauvage Parfum smells fresh, resinous, sweet and dense
Sauvage Parfum contains notes of mandarin, bergamot, elemi, sandalwood, tonka, and vanilla.
On first spray I smell a melody of juicy mandarin and crisp bergamot. They provide an unmistakably orange-like, fruity freshness.
There’s a very dense resinous quality here too, mirroring other Sauvage releases. The elemi is the culprit, perpetuating a warm, thick layer that encompasses the fruits.
Consequently, Sauvage Parfum emanates more smooth and less sharp attributes than its predecessors.
A tinge of sweet vanilla arises here too. Although listed as a base note, it appears early and continues radiating throughout the duration.
The progression of Sauvage Parfum reveals a sandalwood undertone. It gradually releases a woody, creamy texture that’s darkened by the resinous elemi.
Soon after, Sauvage Parfum fully dries down. The elemei and sandalwood go nowhere, continuing to make their presence felt.
However, they’re not alone.
They dance amongst an emergent, softly sweet tonka bean accord. Here, the dry tonka operates in tandem with the enduring, elegant vanilla.
Overall, the Parfum is a smoother, unobtrusive instalment in the Sauvage series. Early on, it balances fruity freshness with sweet, dense resinous qualities. As it progresses, the mandarin recedes, making way for deep creamy woods and further sweet nuances.
The more time passes, the more I appreciate the direction Dior took here. Despite sticking to the same template, gone is the rakish, obnoxious character many criticize in earlier releases. This flanker oozes newly discovered maturity and a rich, meditative essence absent from those prior editions.
This reviewer had some positive things to say:
Right off the first spray, Sauvage Parfum smells much smoother, darker, and fruitier than it’s predecessors. The mandarin is a complete game changer here. The rough edges that were present in the openings of EDT and EDP are completely rounded off.Fragrantica.com
Sauvage Parfum is similar to other releases in the line. Its performance is superb.
In detail, this scent projects moderately from the skin for the first 3 hours. Then, it settles closer to skin for 10 hours more. Therefore, expect a whopping 13 hours of total longevity from this.
Although it projects to a lesser degree than its predecessors, the results above are nothing to scoff at.
Shines brightest after dark
Despite showing versatility, Sauvage Parfum truly shines after dark. Its composed, alluring profile makes it appropriate to wear on nights out and romantic dates. Additionally, it’s tasteful enough for social work functions too.
Furthermore, it’s the most mature (alongside Sauvage Elixir), winter worthy scent from the Sauvage lineup. Accordingly, I recommend it to men 25 and over – who should wear it in Autumn, Winter, and Spring.
Summer is feasible too, but the EDT and EDP do a better job there.
In Conclusion – Dior Sauvage Parfum
Sauvage Parfum is one of the most overlooked offerings from Dior. I’ve concluded that’s a big mistake.
Sauvage Parfum crafts the popular DNA into a more rounded, deeper interpretation. Creamy sandalwood and dry sweetness are prominent additions that contribute to this retrained revision of the original.
Its enormous longevity and after dark applicability make Sauvage Parfum one cologne you must reconsider.